THIS is the very reason Donald Trump is SO popular! No other politician will acknowledge there is a serious problem!
Rivera, who is originally from Jalisco, Mexico, told Breitbart News that he is opposed to honoring those who have broken the laws of the country. “You shouldn’t get special treatment or get rewarded if you break federal laws by coming illegally,” he said in an interview.
Here are Rivera’s full remarks (in the video, and transcribed, below):
Listen–Many of you guys don’t know me back here, but I’ll go ahead and introduce myself, a little—just, quickly.
Who am I? I’m a guy that has been volunteering, cleaning up our city for many years now. I’ve been living here in the city for 35 years, and I can honestly tell you I take down every ad, every graffiti, every sticker, every piece of trash that I see on the boulevard, I pick it up and put it in the trash.
(Interjection: Thank you.)
I can honestly tell you guys, I’ve been here for 35 years, and I’ve looked at you straight in the eyes, every single meeting. I never even knew these guys existed ’til now! I’ve never seen them in my life! All of a sudden they’re gonna get rewarded by breaking federal laws, ladies and gentlemen?
And if I’m not mistaken, I ask myself–doesn’t the City of Huntington Park receive federal money? But yet, you break federal laws! Or, you reward people that break federal laws.
We are a country, yes. But in this country we have laws and rules and regulations that need to be followed. How can we become—how can we be a great nation when we reward people that come to this country illegally?
I don’t have anything against immigrants. But there’s a difference between “immigrant” and “illegal immigrant.”
And I ask myself: what part of “illegal” don’t you guys understand?
I mean, even a two-year-old—You know, it’s kind of funny how, I can honestly tell you, If I’m hungry and if I’m starving and if I break into somebody’s house, illegally, I’m gonna go to jail. But if I go and (knocks) knock on somebody’s door and say, “Ma’am, I’m really hungry. Can you do me a favor? Could you please make me a sandwich?” That’s the proper way to ask for something.
You shouldn’t get rewarded by breaking a law and say, “Oh, it’s because I was hungry.” “Oh, OK—so, hey, let’s all go to Huntington Park! Let’s all break doors open there, because they won’t do anything! In fact, they’ll probably reward you [for] breaking federal law.”
And by that, I’m thoroughly disgusted. And it’s very very sad, to be honest with you. And I hope that you guys take that under consideration. That, you know–not every immigrant that is here, is here illegally. And that’s the difference. Theres a right way to do things, and a wrong way. People shouldn’t get rewarded by doing the wrong thing. It’s not fair for guys like me. And it’s not fair for other people as well.
Thank you very much.